After completing a new deal with “Dexter” star Michael C. Hall, Showtime announced that it had renewed its biggest hit for two more seasons beyond the current Season 6, meaning that foul-mouthed police investigator Deb may actually learn that her brother is a serial killer by Season 8. Showtime president David Nevins told Deadline, “I’m not going to say with absolute certainty that this is the end, but that is the likely scenario, that the series is moving towards a definite end.”
The move makes sense, as more people are watching “Dexter” than ever before — but longtime fans have gotten tired of the show’s creative rut. Alan Sepinwall says:
I stopped watching this season about a month ago, having found this season’s religious themes and stories to be so over-the-top and clumsy that even Hall’s performance wasn’t enough to keep me around… I think the show has overstayed its welcome – at least in its current format. If they shake things up – have Deb find out about Dexter’s night job, have Dexter go on the run, anything but the repetition of the same formula they’ve been using for years – I might be interested again, but the show is too successful for that.
This only confirms my theory that “Dexter” is the best show on television to consistently infuriate its fans. Everything on the show just seems to go in circles. Dexter almost gets caught, he doesn’t get caught, he kills the big bad guy, Michael C. Hall sleeps with a female co-star… it’s just too repetitive for my tastes.